Sep 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
will be filed. both children are 10 years old. >>> u.s. transportation officials will hold a summit on distracted drivers. eir goal to remind everyone the dange of talking and texting on cell phones while driving. nbc's leap an greg reports on the latest study. >> reporter: heather heard died in a carcrash when a driver of a trtor trailer rig lost control, which caused a chain reaction. he was text messaging at the time of the accident. >> everyone has someone they love or adore and they can be taken from you in a maer of second. >> rerter: new deposit statisticsay distracted drivers killed 5,000 people last year and injured aalf dozen others. safety officials will convene in washington later today to discuss an epidemic talking on a cell phone. trying or reading a text. behavior some say should not be tolerated. >> we want the way we got drunk drivers off the road is when police arrested them and threw them in jail. we know the reason 85% of the people bckle up today is because tickets have been written and people really get it now. that's where we want to be with distracted drivin
Sep 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
are drifting west-northwest. those will be with us thi morning from time to time. otherwise, just quite a bit of sunshine on tap. we will have a mild afternoon. mid-80s sunday afternoon. today should mke it to around 80 degrees wth low humidity and a bit of a breeze north and west. overnight should be clear. chilly tomorrow morning. only in the 40s to near 50 degrees in much of the region. mid-50s in the city. near 80 tomorrow with bright sun. wednesday night and into thursday midday there's a chance of a passing shower. warmer, into the 80s. traffi for monday morning, how is it looking? >> good morning to you. good morning, everyone. live pictures of the 95 corridor. you should find the las open. there had been ovnight road work on the southbound side. let's pop out over to montgomery county. fir check of the morning, i-270 spur. southbound traffic northbound so far very quiet. let's hope it stays that way. >> indeed, jerry, thanks very much. >>> the university of maryland is on edge again after anoth robbery just off campus. it happened ear sunday morning in the parking lot of the college p
Sep 28, 2010 4:30am EDT
students the next decade would add $310 billon to the u.s. economy. so it's an economic issue for the nation. a high school dropout will earn $260,000 less than a high school graduate. tracie potts, nbc news, washington >>> d.c. council chair and mayor al candidates defending d.c. schools after president obama said his kids could not get the same quality of education as in private schools. he was responding to a viewer question. >> the fatheof two seemingly bright daughters, i want to know whether or not you think malia and sasha would get the same high quality education at a d.c. private school compared to the elite private academy they are attendinnow. >> i'll be honest with you, the answer is no right now. . the d.c. schools are struggling. terrific individual schools in the d.c. system. >> the president went on to say there are good individual d.c. schoos, you migh have heard. in response, vincent gray defended the quality of education in d.c. >> i wish he would think that because i think we do have excellent schools, both in traditional public schools and charter schools.